Educating the "right" Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality

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Psychology Press, 2001 - 306 من الصفحات
As American schools undergo a dramatic shift to the right, Michael W. Apple, internationally acclaimed author and educator, uncovers the roots of this conservative swing and points the way to a more balanced approach.
Why have the needs of private business become top priorities in the public classroom? How did school vouchers move from the conservative fringe to the political mainstream? Why are scores on standardized tests falling, even as teachers are forced to cram more "facts" into their curricula?
Apple argues that the interests of some strange bedfellows -- neo-liberals, neo-conservatives, authoritarian populists, and the professional middle class -- have converged to threaten the egalitarian ideals on which American public education was built. He dissects how this coalition has pushed educational policies toward a combination of weak state practices (markets, school choice) and strong state practices (state-mandated curricula and testing).
A former classroom teacher himself, Apple offers concrete, common sense solutions that show what critical educators and parents can do to interrupt these trends and develop a more democratic educational system, suited to the needs of all American children.
Michael W. Apple is the Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has recently been awarded both a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Educational Research Association and a UCLA Medal for outstanding academic achievement in education.
* Apple is a world-renowned figure in educational and social policy. He is the editor of Routledge's very successful series Critical Social Thought
*Apple's book Ideology and Curriculumwas internationally voted as one of the top twenty books on education in the 20th century -- his books are published in fifteen languages
* Not merely a critique of the right, but of the left as well -- addresses current, critical problems in our schools

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Markets Standards God and Inequality
1
Josephs Story
3
Conservative Agendas
7
Mapping the Right
9
Contested Freedom
12
Marketizing the World
17
Restoring Cultural Order
20
Church and State
22
Southern Cross
122
God Morality and Markets
129
Politics and the Clergy
134
The Electronic Clergy
135
A Christian Nation and Free Speech
138
Godless Schools
142
Were Are Not Doing Anything Different
147
The Structure of Feeling of Authoritarian Populism
151

Economics and Religion
24
Managerialism
28
Analyzing Conservative Modernization
31
Whose Markets Whose Knowledge?
35
Schooling Choice and Democracy
38
Teaching Real Knowledge
47
Schooling As God Wanted It
53
More Testing More Often
57
Conclusion
59
Producing Inequalities Conservative Modernization
63
Right Turn
64
New Markets Old Traditions
66
Markets and Performance
69
National Standards National Curriculum and National Testing
83
Creating Educational Triage
90
Thinking Strategically
94
Endangered Christianity
101
Secular Dangers
112
From Insiders to Outsiders
116
How Can Hate Seem So Nice?
161
Turning Straw into Gold
165
Away with All Teachers The Cultural Politics of Home Schooling
171
Satans Threat and the Fortress Home
173
Attacking the State
178
Public and Private
185
Conclusion
189
Righting Wrongs and Interrupting the Right
193
Contradictory Reforms
197
Racing Toward Educational Reform
202
Making Challenges Public
212
Learning from Other Nations
218
Thinking Heretically
220
Making Critical Education Practices Practical
227
Hope As a Resource
229
Endnotes
231
Bibliography
273
Index
291
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